The 72nd Eastern Snow Conference (ESC) will be held at Jouvence, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada from June 9-11, 2015.

Meeting Information

The 72nd Eastern Snow Conference (ESC) will be held at Jouvence, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada 9-11 June, 2015. The scientific program is open to sessions on theoretical, experimental, and operational studies of snow, ice, and winter hydrology. This year’s general theme is RECENT ADVANCES IN SNOW REMOTE SENSING. The ESC has only plenary (paper and poster viewing) sessions, allowing time to view and discuss the research of each participant. A pdf version of the Call for Papers is also available.

You are invited to submit an abstract for an oral or a poster presentation (please indicate type). An abstract of 200-250 words should be submitted via email by 20 March 2015 to the program chair:

Dr. Alain Royer
Please email your submissions.

Students are encouraged to enter the ESC Student Paper Competitions. The winner of the best submitted student paper will receive the Wiesnet Medal, a $750 prize. The Campbell Scientific Canada Award of $500 will be awarded to a Canadian Student submitting a paper demonstrating the most innovative use of technology in the gathering of data. In addition, the David Hewitt Miller Student Poster Award of $100 will be awarded to the best student poster.

To be considered for the Wiesnet and Campbell awards please send an electronic copy of the paper with the supervisor's endorsement (separate email) to the Chair of the Research Committee (C. Furhmann), no later than 24 April 2015. Please consult the ESC web site for conditions and details.

Dr. Chris Fuhrmann

All papers will be published in the ESC Proceedings; please consult the ESC web site for details on submission.

All submitted papers will be published in the ESC Proceedings; please consult the ESC website for details on submission. In addition, Physical Geography will publish refereed papers (typically 10-12 are published) from the meeting. The subject matter of these papers must fit within the scope of the journal. If you would like your paper to be considered for journal publication, please indicate this on your abstract.

Information For the Eastern Snow Conference Special Issue


  1. There is a submission deadline of August 1st if you are not willing to review another ESC paper and a deadline of September 4th if you are willing to be a reviewer.
  2. Initial reviews are due by November 1st
  3. Decisions will on papers by November 15th.
  4. Any invited resubmissions will be due by February 15th.
  5. Final drafts to follow thereafter.


Please submit papers online at Author guidelines can be found at

For any questions please contact Mauri Pelto at

Physical Geography generally gives reviewers 60 days, although we always appreciate reviews that come in sooner than that. We usually give authors 60 days for a revision., but in this case will include the end of a semester (affecting academics) and the end of year holidays. Physical Geography publishes papers online as soon as they are accepted and typeset (or whatever the modern-day equivalent of typesetting is). Subsequently, the papers are bundled into an issue and given an issue number and page numbers.

Conference Venue

The 2015 Eastern Snow Conference will be held in Jouvence, Sherbrooke, Quebec. The conference venue is the Jouvence Centre De Vacances which is located on a 194-acre site on the shores of Lake Stukely in Mont-Orford National Park. Visit the venue's website in français or english for more information.

Conference Registration

The preconference registration form can be downloaded and completed. All preconference registrations must be received by email or postmarked no later than May 15th 2015, and should be sent to:

Derrill Cowing
ESC Secretary/Treasurer (USA)
P.O. Box 339 Monmouth, ME 04259 USA
Phone: (207) 933-9732

Registration Fees

Student Registration
$100 (US & CA)

Regular Registration - Full Conference
$190 (US)
$200 (CA)

Regular Registration - One Day
$100 (US)
$110 (CA)

Regular Registration - Day of registration
$250 (US or CA)


Both single and double accomodations are available at Jouvence. To book your accomodations please complete the accomodation registration form and email to the Jouvence at the email address located at the bottom of the form.

Getting There

Information on Past ESC Meetings

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